Play Like Share

Play Like Share

Target population: 8-10 year olds

Number of pupils: Whole class or small targeted groups

Duration: 3 Lessons between 60-90 minutes

Evaluation tools used to measure impact:
Pre flyer for Parents/Carers
Post information leaflet

School to provide: Suitable room


Play Like Share is a series of three animated films for 8-10 year olds about staying safe online, produced by ThinkuKnow, the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command’s online safety education programme.

Play Like Share follows the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely.

Play Like Share aims to give children the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to:

• Identify signs of manipulative, pressurising or threatening behaviour online.
• Respond safely if they think someone is trying to manipulate, pressure or threaten them.
• Understand their rights online and respect those of others.
• Take measures to control their privacy and digital footprint.
• Get help from an appropriate source if they need it.

Watch the films at:

There are four optional extension sessions that can draw out further learning from the films:

1. How can the internet make people feel? Self-esteem
2. Advertising online Commercial risks
3. What makes a good password? Privacy and security
4. Chatting to strangers online Targeted session: online grooming

Note that Extension Session 4 is designed to be delivered in smaller groups to particularly risk-taking or vulnerable children.